December 12, 2017
The following Legislative Activity took place, December 7, 2017:

A-2220 / S-1729 Benson/Webber
Authorizes local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law." and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies.
Substituted for S-1729 (2R); Passed by the Senate; Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence

A-5273 Dancer
Provides that minimum passing scores on Tests of General Educational Development for receipt of State-issued high school diploma will be minimum scores set by American Council on Education.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

AR-178 DeAngelo
Urges announcement and posting of athletic codes of conduct on signs at youth sporting events.
Resolution Passed Assembly; Filed with Secretary of State

S-1472 Ruiz
Establishes pilot program in DOE to recruit disadvantaged or minority men to teach in certain failing schools under alternate route program.
Passed by the Senate; Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

The following Legislative Activity took place, December 11, 2017:

A-2565 / S-888 Benson/DeAngelo/Jasey/Johnson/Mosquera/Downey/Zwicker/Lampitt
Allows NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients to maintain program eligibility in the event that medical condition or recent death of parent or spouse prevents enrollment as full-time student.
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading; Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

A-336 Singleton/Caride/McKnight
Waives annual teacher evaluation requirement for certain teachers who supervise student teachers.
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3609 Kyrillos, Jr.
Provides alternative method for municipalities whose non-operating district was eliminated to join certain regional districts and withdraw from others at same time.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3615 Beach
Prohibits distribution to students of literature that promotes, favors, or opposes candidacy of any candidate for election at any general, municipal, or school election.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

If you have any questions regarding the legislative information above, please email me at  mschulz@njasa.net